One of the great things about horror is that it can be many different things. Sometimes, it’s just dumb fun. Other times, it’s poignant, emotional, and touching. And still other times, it can be scathing social commentary with a whole bunch of laughs mixed in. For example, take a look at the trailer for Keeping Company, an upcoming horror comedy that looks like it’s going to be equal parts funny and creepy. Here’s what the movie is about:
Sonny and Noah are two brash door-to-door salesmen climbing the ranks within the corporate world of insurance. One day, after feeling the heat from their boss to get their sales numbers up, they cross paths with Lucas, an enigmatic, anti-social creature, whom they see as a potential new client. With no regard for Lucas’ plea for privacy, they rudely force their way into his house but soon find themselves trapped in his basement, incapable of escaping. As the spotlight shifts toward Lucas and his demanding Grandmother, the similarities between this sinister household and the ruthless world of business begin to parallel each other. An exploration on the importance of wealth and class in today’s society, Keeping Company mixes ruthless corporate salesmen with vicious suburban serial killers and asks if you can tell the difference.
From that premise alone, this film sounds awesome. Satirizing the cutthroat business world by comparing it to a family of serial killers is a great idea, and if the trailer is any indication, Keeping Company is going to do its job super effectively. This trailer has laughs, some brief but intriguing glimpses at scenes that look like they’re going to be filled with tension and suspense, and a weird family of horror villains that seem a bit like a less grimy version of the Sawyers, so I can’t wait to see the full movie.
And thankfully, that wait isn’t going to be very long. Keeping Company hits VOD on June 7, so we’ll be able to see it in just a few short weeks.